[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of North Andover 12-9-2002 STM by Art. 11. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Officers and employees — See Ch. 35.
The Town Manager, consistent with the Town Charter and applicable state and federal laws, shall develop and recommend a Town Personnel Policy to be approved by the Board of Selectmen and administered by the Town Manager.
The Town Personnel Policy shall encompass modern personnel practices, provide for equitable and fair treatment of Town employees, reflect the Town's commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, and provide for a merit-based performance evaluation system. At a minimum the policy shall consist of the following components:
Applicability to different classes of employees.
Recruitment and selection of employees.
Pay and classification plan.
Rules of conduct and hours of work.
Leaves of absence.
Maintenance of personnel records.
Grievance hearing processes.
Upon receipt from the Town Manager of a proposed Personnel Policy and subsequent amendments to the policy, the Board of Selectmen will conduct a duly advertised public hearing to provide an opportunity for interested parties to comment on the proposed changes. At the conclusion of the public hearing, the Board of Selectmen may accept, reject or amend the proposal of the Town Manager. The Town Manager shall be responsible for administration and enforcement of the Personnel Policy. Previous provisions of the North Andover Personnel Bylaw shall remain in effect until a Town Personnel Policy has been adopted in accordance with this section.